Spalding University partners with FlightBridgeED to launch online certificate program

Classes designed for nurses, paramedics will begin in late January 2021; program is pending approval from SACSCOC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Spalding University, a Louisville institution with a rich history of training health care workers, is set to launch one of the nation’s only online certificate programs in critical care transport, which will provide licensed registered nurses and paramedics with the skills and knowledge to care for and transport critically ill or injured patients.

Designed through a partnership with leading medical education company FlightBridgeED, Spalding’s Post-Licensure Certificate in Critical Care Transport is accepting applications now at with online courses set to begin on Jan. 30. The program, which is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), consists of four, three-credit-hour courses and can be completed in one semester.

The program will help address the nation’s demand for health care workers capable of initiating critical medical interventions that can save patients’ lives in emergency transport settings, including ground or air ambulance. The certificate will also provide registered nurses and paramedics with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers.

Students in the certificate program will explore a range of principles related to critical care transport, including resuscitation, trauma, and burns, pharmacology, leadership, and research. One of the four courses is devoted exclusively to principles of transport ventilation and ventilator management.

Spalding’s CCT certificate program will prepare nurses and paramedics to sit for advanced professional certification exams.